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#### Balanced Assessment: Advanced High School Math Packet

Nineteen resources make up the Balanced Assessment: Advanced High School Math Packet designed to test learners' knowledge in Algebra II, Geometry, and Pre-Calculus classes. To demonstrate their understanding of concepts related to these...

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#### Exploring Space Through Math: Geometry

Young mathematicians use their knowledge of geometry and precalculus to study the movement of the robotic arm on the International Space Station (ISS) and the flight pattern of NASA’s C-9 jet. In addition, they use spherical coordinates...

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#### Common Core Algebra 1

The Flipped-Mastery Classroom offers an entire Algebra 1 class aligned to Common Core Standards. Lessons begin with an instruction video. Learners can pause the video to take notes and replay the video to check for understanding. The...

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#### Common Core Algebra 1, Unit 10: Quadratics

The unit begins with scholars watching a video that introduces them to quadratics. They learn what a quadratic is, its key features, and how to sketch a graph of the parabola it defines. The second lesson introduces young mathematicians...

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#### Rocket Quads

How high will it fly? Pairs build straw rockets and launch them at different angles and determine the height and horizontal distance of the flight path. Teams make conjectures about how the angle affects the measured distances and use...

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#### Zero G Ferrofluid Fail

What is it like to go up in a zero gravity airplane? Physics Girl shares her experiences and the science experiments she brought along as part of her video series. From the way your body feels to the failed experiments, she laughs and...

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#### Out of Left Field

A baseball trajectory and a parabola seem to make the best pair in real-world quadratic applications. Here is a current baseball resource with questions, discussions, and explorations regarding a quadratic function and home run...

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#### Pre-Calculus Review Sheet

Pre-Calculus has some detailed formulas involved and here is a great resource that lumps then all together for you. Broken up into rectangular, polar, and parametric sections, the conics all include formulas and graphs.

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#### Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs

Starting with the basics, learners discover the features of a parabola and the ways to accurately graph it. After pupils practice with graphing, the end of the worksheet focuses on application type problems.

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#### Standard Form of Conics

Looking for a complete go-to guide for the standard form of conics? This five-page packet does a nice job of connecting conics to prior knowledge of functions and transformations. Adapt the resource as Algebra II lesson plan notes, or...

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#### Parabola Focus and Directrix 1

Starting with a point (focus) and a line below the point (directrix), in this video, Sal tries to find the set of all points (locus) equidistant to the point and the line. He shows, using the distance formula, that indeed, we have an...

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#### Introduction to the Quadratic Equation

Sal first solves a couple of equations using the factoring method he has already taught. Next, he introduces the quadratic formula and demonstrates how to plug the numbers from the quadratic equation into the quadratic formula....

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#### Quadratic Equation Part 2

The instructor continues solving quadratic equations by plugging values into the quadratic formula. These examples are a bit more difficult because the answers do not work out to whole numbers.

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#### Solving a Quadratic by Factoring

Solving quadratics by factoring is the main concept in this video. Several examples are shown with positive numbers and with negative numbers. The instructor demonstrates how to set the factored equation to zero to solve the quadratic....

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#### Parabola Focus and Directrix 1

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#### Quadratic Equations with the CBL 2

Learners practice generating parabolas with a motion sensor while determining the vertex form of the equation. They compare it to the regression equation from the calculator onto a data mate software. Each student completes several...

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#### Shifting functions

Though Sal expects that viewers are "reasonably familiar" with square roots, he takes this opportunity to explain some of the notation, and how to graph square root functions. He uses a graphing calculator from my.hrw.com/math06 to...

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#### SAT Prep: Test 8 Section 5 Part 4

If your math students are having a hard time with graphing and slopes, this video could be a great resource as they prepare for the SAT. Sal takes care in explaining his thought process, making sure where to note different strategies to...

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#### SAT Prep: Test 5 Section 3 Part 4

Explaining that the only thing he gets in return for these videos "is the satisfaction of you guys getting a perfect score on the SAT," Sal charges on through the practice SAT problems. Students who have a difficulty with parabolas and...

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#### SAT Prep: Test 5 Section 9 Part 4

Graphing skills are a focus of this video, making it ideal for students who have a hard time using slopes and functions. Additional problems involve visualization, geometric figures, and algebraic factoring.

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#### SAT Prep: Test 3 Section 4 Part 2

Sal explains how helping his young cousins with their math skills inspired him to make this series of videos, so he can help a bunch of people pass the SAT. In this video, he covers exponents, quadratics, and parabolas in problems 5-9 on...

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#### Stretching the Quads

Scholars investigate transforming parabolas. In this transforming parabolas activity, they take the parent graph y=x^2 and transform it by shifting left, right, up, and down and shrinking and stretching. The class finds maximums,...

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#### Graphs

In this graphs worksheet, students solve and complete 15 various types of problems. First, they determine the range of the function of the graph shown and write in interval notation. Then, students find the domain of the function in the...

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#### Unit 10 Review: Quadratics

Everything one wanted to know about parabolas in one place. Pupils work 27 problems as a review of the unit on quadratics. Problems range from determining key features of the function and using that information to graph the parabola, to...